Why I’m Stuck With PLDT myDSL
Ok, I’m being a fair-weather friend here: There are times when my PLDT myDSL connection works really well, at speeds advertised by the telecom, and you’d never hear me complain. Yet over the past two weeks, I’ve had to deal with disconnections and waiting minutes for web pages to load. And here I am writing a post complaining about it.
It’s become so irritating that I decided to try switching to Sky Broadband. Unfortunately, a call to the customer service line (631-0000) revealed that the service still wasn’t available in my area—despite the fact that I have Sky Cable. Hopefully, Sky is working to expand its broadband coverage as I write this.
On the other hand, the unavailability of Sky Broadband could be a good thing. No internet service provider in the Philippines is free from issues or complaints. I think it’s because these providers, eager to get more paying customers, aggressively get more people to sign up for their services. Even if there’s no noticeable increase in their ability to handle more users.
Perhaps when Sky Broadband is finally available in my area, and I get to sign up for it, the service will be generally reliable and as fast as claimed. How long will worry-free internet connectivity remain a dream in the Philippines?
(On a side note, I’m currently located in Parañaque. As I’ve mentioned above, my PLDT connection isn’t working well. That’s why I’m looking for alternatives. Feel free to suggest one by leaving an opinion below)
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